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demographics and birthrates could cause the u.s. to lose its place as a world leader sunday night at 9 eastern on "after words" on c-span2. and look for more online. like us on facebook. >> next on booktv, paul dickson presents a collection of words popularized by american presidents including warren g. harding's founding fathers invoked during his presidential campaign, theodore roosevelt's use of the word muckraker in a speech critical of specific journalists, and military industrial complex delivered by president eisenhower during his final presidential address to the american public in 1961. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much. i've been playing around with words for a long time, and i think when i was a kid, one of my -- i wasn't that athletic, and i wasn't that, you know, smart in various ways, but i could always go home and memorize a couple words, so i would learn words like apathetic and things like that. you know, for a third grader, it was a lot of fun. and as i got to be an older person, i got really fascinated by doing some tricks with words. one of m
in the notion of an enlightened citizenry. some of us think that some of us think democracy is defined by the ritual of voting. in voting voting is important in a democracy but voting takes place all over the world, takes place in democracies, takes place in dictatorships, takes place in totalitarian societies. voting alone does not mean that we live in a free society. we live in a free society when it is based on an enlightened citizenry that takes that enlightenment into action, causing those whom we would elect to honor our ideals as a nation. >> dr. activist and transafrica founder randall robinson taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets, in depth, this sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> my cartoons depict native humor. at first when i first started this cartoon they were native characters in native situations and my audience was geared towards natives but in the last four or five years they have become more universal where they spilled out into the main theme or dominant culture so it is more universal now. i am inspired by the people that i grew up w
. thank you for joining us. [applause] [applause] i am excited that two other guests are with us tonight, katharine hubbard and her husband. [applause] is one of my favorite people. please stand, the mayor and the first lady. [applause] [cheers] you can visit our website and have access to other great authors and notable people. just go to our website at aggressive we are pleased to give a look copy to everyone tonight. just together the distribution table in the grand foyer. additional books are also for sale at the bookshop. after justice sotomayor's presentation, she will join me for a q&a session. i should say that supreme court rules do not allow us to discuss court cases of the past or present or future, but we could build deeply into the fascinating story of her life. just as sotomayor lived. i cried when i read the book, "my beloved world." i also laughed. it is a wonderful book. i believe it will be more and been a bestseller. it will become a classic american success story and required reading in high schools and colleges. i am amazed of the e-mails we have been getti
. and this morning he's going to talk to us about his latest, "invisible armies." with that, turn it over to you, max. [applause] >> thank you very much, steve, for that warm and generous introduction, and thank you also for your many years of service, and i see a lot of folks who are either current and active duty or retired military, and i thank all of you for your years of service to the nation. what i'm here to talk about today is the contents of my new book, which as steve mentioned, is a history of ger guerrilla warfare. and although it may seem thick and daunting at first glance, i did try to tell a good story. it sort of encapsulated 5,000 years of guerrilla warfare history into one book. now, that may seem like a formidable undertaking, but here today in front of your very eyes, i'm going to do something that is even harder; i'm going to try to encapsulate the entire book into about a 25-minute talk. [laughter] so that's going to work out to about 200 years per minute. sofassen your -- sofassen your seat belts, we're going to go on a historical journey here. i'm going to talk about the origi
. the policy of our country, foreign policy, all the instruments of power it that you use to frame a policy must be driven with some higher purpose. i mentioned purpose, we lost purpose. we have been about ricocheting crisis to crisis. there's no strategic thinking, hasn't been strategic thinking for a long time in our foreign policy. it is the point i keep making. so does dick lugar who is one of the most accomplished foreign policy thinkers in the country as i do joe biden, one of the best. they talked about this for years. you must frame a strategic context first and then you frame the policy to fit the strategic context, the national interest of your country. what john bose. millennium john's account. that was one of the more creative things we have done. it is bigger than that. until we get a president that does that, then is able to implement, by the way in partnership with the congress, doesn't mean the congress has to agree with everything but you can't treat article i of the constitution like it is an appendix, like it is a nuisance. if for no other reason you can't sustain a forei
it is the responsibility of all of us but especially those who are in public service and have the public trust. and if we are to trespass on people's time, asking them to consider realizing what we -- reading what we put down, then we owe it to the readers, to the audience, to our constituents, to the country to, as my brother tom noted, have something to say. and i didn't ever really thought i had enough to say, maybe a chapter's worth, but i never thought a book. i've written a number of op eds over the years, a lot of articles, given a lot of speeches, but never a book. and until about a year and a half ago, and as i get around the world and listen and try to keep my receivers tuned on as much as my transmitter -- i think the world would be far better off if we had more receivers on than transmitters -- it struck me that with all the great issues and challenges that face our country in the world today, i'd never seen a summary that would connect these issues in a cogent way, that would frame the world and within the framing of the world and the issues and the challenges and the solutions, in a way tha
just joined us from the city, and he is setting up. we welcome you, doug. dougie is all over the world. as such, he has lived quite a bit of time in japan himself. it's great to be with you tonight as well, doug. let's see. in terms of this whole notion of the book, by the way, a very modest title, banker to the world. when i heard of this, and i am a very close, personal friend of bill's, like everyone in this room is. and so when he was talking to me about this concept of what he wanted to write about to lessons of debt crises and all of this, i just knew that it was right in our sweet spot, what we needed to the will to do. so we were able to convince them. so no i'm not talking to you about this -- talking to you as his friend but his publisher. we had this decision. we were going to do this book, and we did. the ink was that even dry when henry kissinger came out and said, this is a must-read for anybody in any section at any level of the finance industry. no sooner did he do that than paul volcker came out and what to make a comment about how this is a must read. it is a must rea
and the shaping of a region". thank you for joining us, jeffrey macris. >> is there a nonfiction author or book you would like to see featured? send us an e-mail at the tv at or tweak us at now on booktv, john allison argues that government incentives and regulation caused the 2008 claps and says that to improve the economy, we need to opt pure free-market policies. it is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be here. i would like to congratulate heritage on the success that they have had. we did it. this is a pattern we have going forward and the purpose is to talk about my book, which is "the financial crisis and the free market cure." people ask me my i wrote the book. the basic answer is i thought it would be interesting to have somebody who knew what he was talking about write about thinking. because if you look to the academics to some degree, they don't know what they are talking about. [laughter] i think it's very important to undo a myth. these myths become destructive. the method they created is that it was caused by the deregul
of next on booktv encore booknotes. linda greenlaw sat down with us in 2002 to discuss "the lobster chronicles." she recounts her experiences of cap and of her own lobster boat and talk about global warming and other challenges faced by lobsters. this is about an hour. c-span: linda greenlaw, author of "the lobster chronicles," you say that the world's most dangerous profession is fishing why? >> guest: well, i think mostly it's because of bad weather. you're definitely, you know, out in the weather, especially swordfishing. i've done lobstering and swordfishing, all different types of fishing. but fatigue is often a factor, but i think bad weather is the biggest factor. c-span: how many friends have you lost over the years from fishing? >> guest: close friends, i've lost nearly a dozen, but there's this real sort of fraternity among fishermen that when you hear about someone going down or being lost at sea or being killed aboard a boat, you may not know them, but you feel -- you do feel some connection. c-span: how long have you been fishing? >> guest: i've been fishing since i was
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